Effective self-defense is a matter of playing the odds-- increasing your own advantages and decreasing those of your opponent. Written in clear easy-to-understand detail, How to Defend Yourself gives readers the tools to safely defend themselves. In this step-by-step illustrated guide, experienced martial arts instructor Martin Dougherty teaches a wide range of defense techniques, including:
- Dealing with grabs, punches and kicks
- Using blocks, deflections and evasions
- Identifying potential threats
- Preemptive hits and counterattacks
Comprehensive and essential, How to Defend Yourself is an invaluable guide to get out of potentially difficult situations while coming to minimal harm.